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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Georgia Southern chapter.

As we approach a new semester with the pandemic still riding in our rearview mirrors, we are experiencing changes we’ve never seen before. During the last five months, we’ve been cooped up in the house, waiting for the chance to be reunited with friends or even start new beginnings. While our anticipation grows for our new beginnings, we also have to get used to the new norms. Social distancing and wearing face masks.

If you’ve walked out of the house, just to immediately walk back for your mask, I promise, you are not alone. Whether you are a fully online, part-time, or full-time student, we all have more things to get used to other than our syllabi. It’s understandable to want to get right back into the groove of things, but we need to be conscious of how we do our part to flatten the curve and keep our community as safe as possible. 

Wearing masks and social distancing is only the beginning of what it looks like to flatten the curve. But now that we are out of our quarantine, it’s up to us to be responsible for our decisions so we can get back to our old “normal”. That means no big parties (so sorry party people), being conscious of symptoms, and of course, being patient. 

It’s definitely understandable to be stir-crazy and even anxious but we can get through this by staying informed, abiding the CDC guidelines, and of course voting! As elections approach these troubling times, it’s important to vote for who prioritizes your safety and well being!

Stay safe!


Alexis Badger

Georgia Southern '22

Hello everyone! My name is Alexis Badger and I am currently a senior at Georgia Southern University studying Writing & Linguistics with a minor in Multimedia Journalism. During my free time, I enjoy reading and posting on my reading blog (IG: @readwith.lex). After graduation, I hope to work on publishing my own work.
Jordan Wheeler

Georgia Southern '22

Jordan Wheeler is a Junior Pre-Law Philosophy major who attends Georgia Southern. Jordan loves writing, singing, and hanging out with friends.